St Maarten Shore Excursion: Snorkeling and Speed Boat Tour - Reviews

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Dianne J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

August 22, 2017

My husband and I did the this tour! We loved it! Raddick our captain was knowledgeable and very friendly. We saw some beautiful places....loved snorkeling at Creole rock! The lunch spot we went to was amazing......lots of locals and really great food! We really enjoyed having a small group excursion, we had about 15 people on our boat....much fewer than the cruise ship excursions. We would highly recommend this tour!
D and F, Canada

Diane H United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

It was one of the best days spent in st martin. The day was a little windy but our captain Redek told us he would keep us safe and take us to the best places! The boat ride was so smooth, don't be afraid of windy weather at all! Our captain redek was so nice and informative, we were with my 2 kids 17 and 15. He even let them steer the boat for a bit, my son was thrilled! Snorkel and jumping off the boat was so fun, the water was beautiful.. all the friends we meet on the boat were awesome. It was like we all were on this fun vacation together. I can't say enough great stuff about our day on this beautiful boat and amazing captain. Thank you Redek for a great day we will always remember.

Jodie P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

We have done a number of cruises in the Caribbean and Europe and this was hands down THE best shore tour we have ever done. Super fun with a mix of speed thrills and natural beauty. Our 10 year old son had a blast at the front of the boat going over the waves. The lunch was yummy and the waters were crystal clear for swimming and snorkelling. I would recommend this for anyone that seeks adventure. Not for the faint hearted. Thanks for a brilliant day!

Laura D United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2017

Amazing island adventure.. Plan on being on a boat on the ocean.. This is not a catamaran ride.. Its a speedboat! we enjoyed ourself immensely! but some of the people we were with acted like they shouldnt go fast or get wet.. well Read the description! you see lots of beautiful things and is an awesome experience! But it isnt a sailboat ride lol!! Be prepared to have fun!! A One of the best things I ve ever done off of the cruise ships!!

lemayfamily92

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2017

Worth every penny! It rained the whole time on our Excursion and I would give it six stars if I could. They can and #39;t help the rain, but Joelle and Mike we and #39;re absolutely fantastic, extremely knowledgeable, and professional. Every stop had a little something to offer. Thanks boys!

Lee C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2017

Our Speed Boat tour started with complete honesty, the weather was questionable, we were warned and offered a full refund if we chose to cancel. Several people opted for the refund, my wife and I joined 8 others for a most wonderful experience. The boat, scenery, snorkeling and lunch on the beach all exceeded any expectations. The boat captain was very knowledgeable and helpful.
Not only would we highly recommend this tour to others, we will book another one with the same group when we return to St Maarten.
OUTSTANDING SHORE EXCURSION
Lee
South Carolina

kcarrigan26

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2017

Fantastic tour! The boat was well maintained and spacious thanks to a no-show group of 7. The marina is an easy 10 minute walk from the port and Mike and Bob were waiting to greet us. Our captains Adrian and Joel were terrific. We weren't able to visit all the usual spots on the tour due to rough seas, but we didn't feel like we missed out on anything. Lunch at Caribbean Grill was the best food we had all week. They had us back to the marina in plenty of time for another leisurely 10 minute stroll back to the ship. We are already looking forward to planning another visit to St. Maarten and would book this tour again in a heartbeat.

Wayne M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2017

This trip is amazing ,I would highly recommend to everyone ,The directions and efficiency of the whole outfit is very well put together .Adrian and Joell where so funny and entertaining ,Great music as well .The Lunch was delicious and fast .The only thing I would say was disappointing is we ran out of Beer Idont think they were prepared for a few drinkers on board . However that been said I would definitely go again .Thank you so much for such an amazing adventure

mauroboccuni

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2017

Very recommended tour. The captain of the speed boat was the best we could have!

Charles W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2016

Fantastic tour. great snorkeling. great lunch

Gregory J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2016

excellent tour.. Speed boat, the french side.. no more said! snorkeling, lunch on a beautiful beach restaurant, Beer, a cruise around the island we also get to see the large planes land and take off almost on the beach. Its by far my favorite island!

Mark T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2016

Great day on the water! Our Captain Yanis made the trip both fun and informative. The snorkeling was great and the lunch in Grand Case was excellent!!

kristy.baron.il

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2016

This tour was absolutely FANTASTIC! We were on a cruise and booked this through Viator and had a great experience. The crew made sure we had more then enough time to get back to our ship at the end of the day. At the first snorkel spot we saw lots of beautiful fish and three sea turtles! That alone was an amazing experience - our captain was looking for the turtles and then would tell us from the boat where to swim and find them. All the snorkeling spots were great, we saw awesome reefs and get in a few schools of needle fish which was very cool. Lunch was great we all loved the food order a guavaberry coloda - its at the bar and it's extra but so worth it. We went by the famous airport and that was pretty neat, The last swimming sport we went to at the lagoon was by far one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen! Amazing - we all had a great time!

Lee M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

WONDERFUL experience. Captain Roderick was very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the day. We traveled to the best snorkel spots, ate lunch at a wonderful local place in Grand Case, and got to see many different things only accessible by boat. Well worth the money, we will be doing this again!

simone v b b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

I recommend this tour. The places we visited are very beautiful and the tour is very well organized.

Beman P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

great time the guide was full of life funny really gel'd with our whole group very observant to everyones needs its always good to see that the person in charge loves what they do and wants all around to have a good time as well

patandstace

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

We are a family with four boys ages 18,12,11, and 9 years old. We have traveled extensively as a family and this excursion was one of our favorites. We left our cruise ship in the morning to meet at the dock 10 minute walk. The company was organized and ready to leave once all the guests had arrived. Our boat had 13 passengers plus our captain, Jim, and it was an open bow boat that was comfortable and fast. We left before our scheduled departure time and had a tour of St. Maarten on the way to snorkeling. We then snorkeled with turtles and rays, went to a small island, Pinel Island, and had a close up experience with some iguanas friendly, and then left for another snorkel destination which had more reef and tropical fish. The snorkeling was very good at each location. After this, we had a wonderful lunch in an uncrowded part of the island at a quaint restaurant. Following lunch, we had another boat ride fast to the airport to watch the planes land and take-off up close. We finally returned back to the dock where we departed for our ship on time. This was an active trip with part of the adventure traveling to the different destinations at fast speeds in smooth water and other times in waves. Captain Jim was friendly, professional, and attentive to the different needs of the group members. Drinks for the day were included and easily accessible. Underwater cameras e.g. GoPro were used by several in our group and were great, especially with the turtles. One of our cameras was left behind on the boat. We emailed the staff from the cruise ship and Captain Mike promptly located it and replied via email, much to the relief of our son who left it on the boat. They are sending it to our home for us. We have lost several items on vacations and have rarely experienced this level of customer service. The whole day was a wonderful experience and one that we will cherish.

Alisha K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Just as expected. Our boat captain was great, we had a beautiful day and were able to go around the entire island of St Martin.

Richard S USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

The pier is a short walk from the cruise ship terminal, about 15 minutes. Our Captain of the boat was Redek. Our trip had 14 people and it was not crowded, there were seats for everyone. Redek was very polite and explained many of the sites that we had passed and stopped at. First we cruised through the Dutch and French marinas viewing many luxury yachts on our way to the first snorkeling spot and sea turtle sanctuary. The beach was beautiful if you wanted to sunbath and turtles could be seen from the boat and in the water feeding. Rays could also be spotted but no tropical fish because this is not a coral reef. This spot becomes very busy with other boats and visitors so you will not be alone. Masks, fins and noodles are provided. The included lunch stop is at a beautiful beach for swimming, lounge chairs are available. The restaurant/bar is run by locals and the is food is pretty good. The second snorkeling spot has some tropical fish but not an over abundance. Our last swimming spot was another beautiful beach near an expensive resort. On the way back to the pier you see many mulit-million dollar homes and view aircraft landing over the beach. Enough time was given to swim at all of the stops and there was time left to after to still walk into town before heading back to the ship. The water is clear and warm. This excursion is WORTH the price, DO IT. I would do the same excursion a second time. As with everywhere, tips are encouraged and 5 or 10 isn't too much to give, especially since water, soda and beer are included.

Mark G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

We had the opportunity to visit both Dutch and French sides during this tour which is really worth the price. The included lunch was also delicious and the snorkelling experience was amazing.

kjt

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

AMAZING : 100 recommend this tour. We arrive on a Carnival ship and it was about a 20 minute walk from the ship to the dock area. The ship time was 1 hour later than the island time - I was a little worried about that, but I had mentioned that we would be on the ship when I booked the tour so I assumed they knew about our time difference, and it turned out to be ok. There was the captain and his mate, and then about 8 of us on board an extremely clean, fast, fun speed boat. WHAT FUN! Boy, the boats go fast and bump along and splash water on you and it felt wonderful on a hot day. The boat ride alone was worth the tour, but then we stopped at about 4 different places, had lunch, and just had the best day with the nicest people on board. A truly wonderful day -- highly recommend this tour!!!!!!

James B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Great day, a must do if you love the water! Capt.Mike was a fantastic host.

Kristie D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

The best excursion we did on our 8 day cruise.

RaChelle P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

This tour was amazing!

beanpole112000

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

This excursion was well worth the money. Weather was great, guides were awesome, lunch was fantastic, scenery was beautiful and cruising around St. Maarten in a speed boat was incredible. Oh ya, swimming with the sea turtles wasn't so bad either. Thanks guys!

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